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Course: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce (818AA)

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Award: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Bachelor of Commerce
Course Level: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
University Admissions Centre (UAC) Course Code: 362223
CRICOS Code: 056106E
Offered Locations and Delivery Modes:

Introduction

The combined bachelor's degree in International Studies/Commerce aims to provide graduates with a professional qualification in business and the skills to solve problems within a multi-disciplinary and international environment.

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies allows students to attain intercultural understandings and conceptual knowledge of international issues. It investigates the interplay of cultural, political and economic forces in the global arena. A highly recommended international exchange semester provides first-hand international experience.

The Bachelor of Commerce provides a flexible program of studies in commerce. Students study in areas such as accountancy, banking and financial services, economics, entrepreneurship, financial planning, human resource management, information systems, international business, and marketing.

Students who wish to take out a single degree in the BA International Studies only will be able to do so upon completion of the academic requirements for that degree. To ensure the single degree course can be completed in the minimum time of six semesters for a single degree, students must seek the advice of the course convener during the first year of their study.

Course Requirements

96 credit points comprising:

(a) Required: (66 credit points)
International Studies components as follows (42 credit points):
- MJ0128 Major in International Studies (18 credit points)
- MN0132 Minor in Human Rights and Social Justice (12 credit points)

Required units as follows (12 credit points):
8668 Introduction to International Studies
8669 Introduction to International Development
8670 International Studies Field Research
8512 International Studies Internship

Commerce component as follows (24 credit points):
- MN0145 Minor in Business Foundation (12 credit points)
Required Commerce units as follows (12 credit points)
6606 Government-Business Relations
8732 Problem Analysis and Statistics
8730 Problem Evaluation and Resolution
4977 Introduction to Business Law

(b) Restricted choice (30 credit points)as follows:
Foundation units (6 credit points)
Students will choose two units from the list of Arts and Design Foundation units.
Further information on the Foundation Year can be found on the Foundation Year webpage.
http://www.canberra.edu.au/faculties/arts-design/foundation-units

Commerce restricted major (24 credit points), chosen from the following:
- MJ0191 Major in Accounting (Restricted) (24cp)
- MJ0012 Major in Banking & Financial Services (Restricted)
- MJ0135 Major in Business Administration
- MJ0037 Major in Economics (Restricted)
- MJ0041 Major in Financial Planning (Restricted)
- MJ0052 Major in Human Resource Management (Restricted)
- MJ0056 Major in Information Systems (Restricted)
- MJ0067 Major in International Business (Restricted)
- MJ0088 Major in Marketing Management (Restricted)
- MJ0190 Major in Public Sector Management
- MJ0123 Major in Tourism Management

Typical Course Structure

Semester 1 Semester 2
YEAR 1
8668 Introduction to International Studies 8169 Globalisation and Resistance
Foundation unit Foundation unit
6606 Government-Business Relations 8732 Problem Analysis and Statistics
5617 Accounting for Managers 4207 Introduction to Management
YEAR 2
8730 Problem Evaluation and Resolution 4977 Introduction to Business Law
6355 Introduction to Economics 6357 Introduction to Marketing
8510 Global Ethical Challenges 8166 Anarchy and Order in International Relations
8671 Cultures and Diversity 8511 International History of the 20th Century
YEAR 3*
8669 Introduction to International Development 8513 International Human Rights
International Studies major unit International Studies major unit
Commerce Major unit 1 Commerce Major unit 3
Commerce Major unit 2 Commerce Major unit 4
YEAR 4*
8167 Global Peace and Conflict Studies 8168 Global Social Movements
8670 International Studies Field Research 8512 International Studies Internship
Commerce Major unit 5 Commerce Major unit 7
Commerce Major unit 6 Commerce Major unit 8

* Depending on the course structure of the other degree, students will be advised which semester is most appropriate for students to go on exchange to a UC partner university overseas to further their studies.

Course Duration

8 semesters full-time or equivalent; maximum 20 semesters.

Admission Requirements

Attainment of the published ATAR or its equivalent of either the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies or the Bachelor of Commerce (whichever is higher).

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to assumed knowledge entries for individual courses.

Professional Recognition

Not applicable to the BA International Studies.
For the Bachelor of Commerce, the University has professional accreditation as follows:
Accounting - from CPA Australia and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
Banking and Finance - from the Financial Services Institute of Australia
Financial Planning - from the Australia Securities and Investment Commission and the Financial Planning Association.

Course Enquiries

Further assistance may be sought from the Faculty of Arts and Design and the Faculty of Business and Government.
 
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